Critical Chelsea Market Public Hearing Wednesday, July 25th, 10 am
The City Planning Commission will hold its sole public hearing on the proposal to upzone Chelsea market to allow the addition of hundreds of thousands of square feet of office and hotel space in two towers atop the historic complex next Wednesday, July 25th at 10 am. Because the current Chelsea Market complex is actually larger than the zoning allows, the City Planning Commission, along with the City Council, must approve the upzoning in order for any new development to take place on this site.
It’s critical that we have a strong turnout at the hearing to urge the City Planning Commission to reject the rezoning request. Yesterday Borough President Stringer recommended denial of the rezoning application unless the developer eliminated the proposed 10th Avenue tower and moved the bulk to 9th Avenue instead. While we agree that the proposed 10th Avenue tower is inappropriate, moving the bulk to 9th Avenue to allow a nearly 200 foot tall addition to the complex is not a solution! GVSHP disagrees strongly with this recommendation; read more HERE.
HOW TO HELP:
Come to the City Planning Commission hearing on Wednesday, July 25th starting at 10 am at 22 Reade Street (btw. Broadway and Lafayette, 1 block no. of Chambers Street) and testify AGAINST the proposed upzoning of Chelsea Market – use the letter HERE for sample testimony
Write to City Planning Chair Amanda Burden and urge her to vote NO on the Chelsea Market plan – click HERE for a sample letter
Learn more about Chelsea Market HERE.